Thursday, June 14, 2007

Dinner #1

I am starting a schedule of cooking only what we have in the house without shopping (bread and milk only) for a week.

Tonight's Dinner: Turkey Italian Sausage Pasta

1 pound turkey italian sausage, cut into large pieces
1 large vidalia onion, chopped large
2 tablespoons minced garlic
2 tablespoons olive oil
12 dried halved tomatoes
1 large can peeled and diced tomatoes, drained
quarter of a bag of fresh spinach
1 cup red wine

2 cups penne pasta, uncooked

Boil eight cups of water with the dried tomatoes, add penne pasta when water comes to a rolling boil, bring to a boil, reduce heat and cook until all dente. Turn off heat. Using a slotted spoon, take tomatoes out of the pot into a large pan. Drain the pasta.

In the large pan with the tomatoes, cook sausage, onion and garlic in the olive oil over medium high heat until sausage is cooked through. Add the spinach, cook until the spinach has wilted. Add canned tomatoes and the red wine. Cook eight minutes on medium heat. Serve sauce over pasta, top with salt and ground pepper.

Serves 4.

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